PBSA rents soar across Europe as the sector feels the impact of rising inflation

Rents in the PBSA sector are climbing, driven by significant growth in Central and Eastern Europe. New research by BONARD looks at the reasons behind this trend.

The Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) sector emerged from the Covid crisis relatively unscathed, with solid demand levels and occupation rates.

But a new trend has now become evident in the sector: rents keep increasing. In some regions, they are rising at a much higher pace than previously observed.

Key topics covered in the research: 

  • What is driving this new trend in the sector?
  • PBSA rent changes 2021 vs. 2022 in selected regions
  • Geographical differences
  • Outlook

Key outcomes from BONARD research – which included an analysis of rents charged from 172 private PBSA providers across Europe and one-on-one discussions with industry players – are now publicly available.

You can now request a PDF copy of the report below:

Request the report


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